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AutoNation Reports Record First Quarter EPS

In today’s first quarter reporting from AutoNation, it was stated that the first quarter EPS was $1.01 — up 4% compared to the first quarter 2017 EPS, and a record for first quarter results. Other findings include the following: Total revenue of $5.3 billion increased by 2% compared to year-ago period Same store revenue of $5.2 billion increased by 3% compared to the year-ago period Same store used vehicle gross profit was $82 million, up 9% compared to the year-ago period Same store Customer Financial Services gross profit was $238…

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Dr. Jacqueline A. Travisano Elected to AutoNation’s Board of Directors

AutoNation announced today that its stockholders have elected Dr. Jacqueline A. Travisano to AutoNation’s Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on April 19, 2018. Mike Jackson, AutoNation’s Chairman, Executive Officer, and President had the following to say: “With decades of experience in operations, finance, marketing, and technology, we think Jackie will bring valuable experience and insight to the AutoNation Board, in particular as we implement our brand strategy.” Dr. Travisano is also the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer of…

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AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarterly EPS

In today’s report, AutoNation announced its record quarterly EPS. Fourth quarter 2017 net income from continuing operations was $152 million, up 44% compared to the fourth quarter 2016 net income from continuing operations of $152 million. AutoNation also reported: Total revenue of $5.7 billion increased by 4% compared to the year-ago period Same store revenue of $5.6 billion increased by 4% compared to the year-ago period Same store gross profit of $851 million increased by 7% compared to the year ago period Same store Customer Financial Services gross profit per…

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2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Featured Videos 

Video: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

2015 was the year that crossovers finally overtook passenger cars as America’s most popular vehicles. Stellar examples of this from that year are the 2015 Hyundai Sante Fe Sport and the 2015 Honda CR-V. Since both should be hitting the certified pre-owned market in force soon, let’s take a look at the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2015 Honda CR-V. The 2015 Hyundai Sante Fe Sport was technically a mid-size two-row crossover. It boasted luxurious touches like heated and ventilated front seats, as well as a panoramic sun roof….

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2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2015 Buick Enclave Featured Videos 

Video: 2015 Buick Enclave vs. 2015 Mazda CX-9

The mid-sized family SUV segment is crammed with tough contenders. There are a lot of choices, and that’s why it’s even more impressive that the Enclave and the CX-9 have managed to both stand out. With lots of 2015 vehicles becoming available from lease returns, we take a look at the 2015 Buick Enclave vs. 2015 Mazda CX-9. The 2015 Buick Enclave featured a heavy interior emphasis on upscale touches. Faux wood grain on the trim and sculpted seats provided a luxurious and comfortable experience. Perforated leather was available on…

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